The Science of Healing



Karolinska University Hospital located in Scandinavia is a leading medical institute and hospital in Sweden. Through their vision: ‘Future health care based on science and development’, the institute has been educating and training future medical specialists and healthcare professionals. Karolinska University Hospital works in collaboration with several colleges and universities mainly Karolinska Institutet, and also with Södertörns University College, Stockholm University, and the Royal Institute of Technology. With 69 departments, Karolinska University provides clinical training to over 5,000 students. Formally established on January 1, 2004 through the merger of Huddinge University Hospital, Inc and Karolinska Hospital, the institute represents both a proud tradition of academic excellence and dynamic advancement of modern science. The Karolinska University Hospital manages patient care, research, and education at several locations in Stockholm, mainly in Huddinge and Solna. Besides this Karolinska University Hospital is the largest and most complete clinical laboratory in Northern Europe. So if you want to witness this scientific expertise and high level of competence then Karolinska University Hospital is the place to be. www.karolinska.selenl

University of Tokyo is also known as ‘Todai’, a name that comes from the abbreviation of the Japanese characters which make up the name. It is ranked 17th in the world and first in Asia by Global University Ranking 2011. Located in Tokyo in Japan, this university is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. The Graduate School of Medicine of Tokyo University established long back in 1858 provides students with optimum quality academic facilities. Every year, 100 to 110 students join the medical school and about 40 are admitted to School of Integrated Health Service. Moreover with the school’s highly competitive PhD-MD programme and the Medical Scientist Training Programme that was started in 2008, several outstanding medical students have already taken their first steps on the road to research careers. A diverse campus life with students coming from Asia, Southeast Asia and also from other regions the university becomes a hub of various cultures. So if you want to experience a slice of truly amazing Tokyo with unlimited opportunities, put University of Tokyo on your checklist!

Situated in Ontario, Canada and founded more than a century ago in 1827, University of Toronto was called King’s College before it was assumed to its present name in the year 1850. The department of medicine of this university is one of the oldest and largest in North America since its establishment in 1843. The department supervises over 130 graduate students through the Institute of Medical Science, the Programme in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research. University of Toronto is ranked first in Canada and 27th worldwide in the Academic Rankings of World Universities first in Canada and 17th worldwide in the Times Higher Education global ranking. The design of the university is inspired partly by Romanesque and partly by Gothic Revival architecture in the eastern and central portions of the campus. The western section was mainly developed post World War II and consists mainly of modernist and internationalist structures. The university campus is home to 33,138 undergraduates and 12,732 postgraduate students. So, if you are preparing for a medical course with a top class, quality education, University of Toronto is what you should be looking for!

Studying medicine is a tough job; tougher is to choose a good school. The Yong Lin School of Medicine in Singapore which has been offering broad-based education for over 100 years is one of the most renowned med- schools in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1905 as the Strait Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS the school was ranked as the top medical school in Asia and 18th in the world  overall by the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The school’s 17 departments work closely with the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, and the Centre of Excellence for Health Services Research. The school has undergrad, graduate research studies and postgraduate medical programmes. Besides, NUS provides awesome campus life with myriad opportunities. Students can explore their interest and discover or contribute their talents through various student-run groups. Overall, NUS helps in understanding a little more about yourself with the excellent academic support which will inevitably help you in this quest of knowledge.

The name says it all! One of the pioneering institutes of education, Oxford University has been imparting knowledge to students across the globe for nine centuries. Be its global appeal or historically rich background, Oxford University is a fantastic place to pursue your higher educations. Oxford’s Medical Science’s Graduate School offers cutting edge facilities and generous funding facilities to students all over the world. With varied options available for graduate students, Oxford Medical School furnishes the students with high quality academics and hands on practical work. The school has 24 departments and also provides PhD (D Phill) which is fully funded, covering fees and living expenses. Oxford is a unique and historic institution, with which every student in the world would hope to be associated. Studying amidst the lap of historic and beautiful architecture can be awe inspiring. There are numerous coffee shops, restaurants, thriving bars and hip and happening clubs to choose from, so life in Oxford will never be dull.

Nestled in the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583. It is tagged as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With Charles Darwin, David Hume, James Clerk Maxwell and Gordon Brown as alumni, it receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has a long history as one of the best medical institutions in the world. In the last research assessment exercise, it was rated top in the UK for medical research submitted to the Hospital-based Clinical Subjects Panel. All of the work was rated at international level and 40 per cent at the very highest ‘world-leading’ level. The school provides both undergrad and postgrad programmes. It has also an online distance learning programme on 16 courses which is ideal for people who wish to have a world-class education from anywhere in the world.

Want to be a doctor and serve humanity? Why not go to a university that is reported the ‘best’? Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine was founded in 1893 and is located in Baltimore. It’s been over a century of imparting medical education to students. The institution assures that students are motivated to fight diseases with the knowledge and experience imparted to them by the faculty. Though the university has nine academic divisions and campuses, the schools of medicine, public health, and nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The students who go here are more than just future physicians. They are some of the finest minds also interested in other things in life, like sports, cultural activities, reading and art. Students enjoy their stay at the campus and get involved in many co-curricular and extracurricular activities. “I enjoy the neighbourhood feel; a different neighbourhood for each experience,” quips Karlo Perica, an MD/ PhD student. So it is not always ‘all work no play’ at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Already known to be one of the, if not ‘the’ top institutes of the world for technological education, MIT is also well-known for its courses on health sciences, engineering and medicine. The programme of medical sciences began in the year 1970 when MIT and Harvard Medical School agreed to develop a joint programme in medical science, that came to be known as HST. It offers undergraduate, masters, PhD and MD courses on medicine and health sciences. The students come here from all sort of science backgrounds which gives it a lot of diversity among them and helps them to come up with many new ideas to showcase to people. “The best thing about HST is the endless possibility for connections,” says HST PhD candidate Amy Shi. The campus of MIT is covering 168-acres of land and is located north side of Charles River basin directly opposite to Black Bay neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Cambridge campus is in heart of the city and has recently reached a milestone with the opening of the new £35-million redevelopment. It offers all the advice and support you need for not only education and career but also personal issues. The department of Clinical Medicine is a much sought after institute across the globe. The School of Medicine was established in 1976. An additional year was added to the clinical course as its final year, to make it more comprehensive. Studying in an environment that actively encourages critical inquiry, and with greater opportunity to get involved in real clinical research, medical students at Cambridge are able to acquire a sound grounding unknown to past generations. The department of medicine accepts around 260 British medical students and an additional 20 students from overseas. The Department of Medicine itself has a lot of other schools like Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Radiology and so on. So there is a varied platter for a student to choose from. Cambridge is one of the oldest universities of the world as well as one of the leading centres for education in the in the world.

Established in 1868, today University of California (UC) has spread its campuses to 10 regions of California and the school of medicine is situated in six of these campuses: Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and San Francisco. The health programme run by UC not only consists of medicine but it also includes dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and related health care disciplines. At present around 14,000 students enrol to this course annually. UC campuses are home to hundreds of libraries, museums, performing arts spaces, botanical gardens and natural reserves. All these campuses enrol both undergraduate and graduate programmes. For nearly a century UC is successfully providing the best education in campus, distance courses as well as online and is known to be one of the best institutes in USA as well as all over the world.

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